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Festival Hall, Pembroke
and "The Gallery"
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Saturday, December 14th at 7:00pm at Festival Hall
Sunday, February 2th at 2:00pm at Festival Hall
Great for the Whole Family - Great for aChristmas Present
Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm at Festival Hall
Great for the Whole Family - Great for aChristmas Present
Be part of something special!
under the baton of Angus Armstrong
This year we celebrate 22 years. I hope you will agree that we have prepared an eclectic, popular, and fun season for the entire family. Once again our music programmers have come up with a nice balance of current and classical music as well as some entertaining guests. I hope you will be able to join us in celebrating life through music, one of the greatest things on earth.
A Magical Affair Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
Beethoven Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014
22nd Season Highlights
A Magical Affair, Feb. 23rd, 2014, Sunday, 2 pm
Our mid-winter concert features magician Steven Anthony. The orchestra will accompany this special show with the magical music of Mozart, Fucik, Respighi as well as music from the Harry Potter movies.
…..Beat the Rush…..
Festival Hall BOX OFFICE 613-735-2182
Open Tuesday to Friday – 1 to 6 pm
The Pembroke Symphony Orchestra presents...
The orchestra is excited to present this special show that is sure to delight kids of all ages and the young at heart. Steven will perform his magic to the music of the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra.
STRETCHING REALITY The Magic Of Steven Anthony mixes comedy and dramatic magic to provide an interactive and entertaining show for all ages.
SHOW will include music, animals, illusions and levitations.
Come out and see what all the hype is about!
Steven Anthony’s Stretching Reality
Magician Steven Anthony was born on March 9, 1979 in Pembroke, Ontario. Steven knew early on that performance was in his future. Magic, however, was not his only interest. Steven went on to attend Dawson College’s acclaimed Professional Theatre Program (DOME) in Montreal. He appeared in many plays, including a lead role in a production of David French’s Jitters. All the while, Steven was honing his skills in magic, wowing his friends and cast mates. After obtaining his degree, Steven left Montreal realizing that his future was in magic and not the theatre. He has been wowing audiences ever since from the Ottawa Valley all the way to Montreal.
Another special treat will be the orchestra’s performance of “La Boutique Fantasque” also known as The Magic Toyshop : music by Rossini & arranged by Resphigi. This suite is based on the ballet, and the story centers around the love story between two can-can dancer dolls in a toyshop. Its general theme is lightly satirical, incorporating elements of comedy, national folk dance, and mime as well as classical choreography.
The ballet is set in France in 1860. A world-famous toymaker has created exquisite dancing dolls in his magic toyshop. The automata perform various dance routines for the prospective customers. In the beginning, the store entertains two English ladies and an American family. Some dolls perform a tarantella for the guests, followed by other dolls dressed as playing cards who dance a mazurka. Subsequently, new dolls come in and perform another routine involving a snob and a
melon vendor. New customers arrive after that, a Russian family, and everyone welcomes them. To honor the new arrivals, five Cossack dolls enter and perform a traditional dance, followed by an animal act featuring two dancing poodle dolls.
Then the most sophisticated dancing dolls, a pair of can-can dancers, come in and perform their routine. Their dance is so enchanting that the American family decides to buy the male doll while the Russian family buys the female dancing doll. The deals are made, the dolls are paid for, and pick-up is arranged for the next day.During the night the dolls come magically to life and start dancing. They are however upset that the can-can dancers are going to be separated. When the store opens in the morning, and the customers come in to pick up their dolls, it is discovered that the can-can dancers are no longer there. The customers, not knowing about the secret life of the dolls, blame the shop owner and attack him. In the ensuing fracas the dolls come to the shopkeeper's rescue with the Cossack dolls attacking the customers with their bayonets. Driven out of the store, the customers watch incredulously through the store window as the happy dolls and the shopkeeper dance merrily inside
If you close your eyes you will see the Magical Toyshop
and its occupants as they come to life.
Adult $25, Student $15, *Family $60
Children 12 and under FREE, but must obtain ticket.
*Family ticket includes up to a maximum of 5 people composed of parents, children & grand-parents.
In an effort to prevent congestion at the Box Office on the day of the concert, all tickets purchased on that day will be assigned by Festival Hall personnel.
The Pembroke Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization that exists for the musical & cultural benefit of the community it serves. We perform live, symphonic music and strive to
provide young and amateur musicians with the opportunity to perform in an orchestral environment. Nothing compares to this unique and thrilling experience.
LOL Beethoven, April 27th, 2014, Sunday, 2 pm
Our season closes with a laugh out loud narration of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony featuring Rick Wharton. Seriously though folks, the orchestra will also be performing Beethoven’s wonderful 7th Symphony. Join us as we round out our season with two amazing works by L.V.B.
Special Guest: Rick Wharton, actor, comedian, writer, producer http://www.conspiracyguy.com/rick_wharton/
Gwynne Dyer, Algonquin Speaker Series,
Monday, March 24th, 2014, 7 pm and
Ed Lawrence, Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7:00pm